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by RockportDave
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: New to me

Welcome to the world of the “beast”. It takes some practice, but IMO it’s one of the most comfortable for commuting or long distance. I use both the hand brake and foot brake when stopping to give the front end more braking power. My 1999 gets 35 mpg 2 up, alone or over a cliff. I ride mostly over f...
by RockportDave
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting

I notice a CT on the GL front and some helper springs.
Dave
by RockportDave
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GL1200 vs. GL1500 Advantages?
Replies: 28
Views: 1660

Re: GL1200 vs. GL1500 Advantages?

“Life is too short to ride a bike you don't like. I will figure this out.” You hit the nail on the head! There are too many bikes out there to choose from to settle for one you don’t enjoy. I have ridden many bikes, scooters, mopeds, trikes, etc, but I’ve never ridden a Harley. Just never appealed t...
by RockportDave
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New rider
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: New rider

Welcome and congrats on the “new” bike. Ditto on the safety course. If your a beginner, they have smaller 250cc bikes to ride at most courses. If you decide to ride the “beast” first, keep it straight on take offs and stops. If it decides to fall over while moving slowly or stopped, let it go down. ...
by RockportDave
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: epoxy sealant/ adhesive
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: epoxy sealant/ adhesive

I plastic welded the cracks in the bottom of mine, but for a bigger job I believe the abs shavings mixture would work better.
You can use a soldering iron to tack it in place, then use the glue to bond it in.
Dave
by RockportDave
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)
Replies: 41
Views: 3515

Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

'll be dealing with a family issue and will be unable to send out any panels until after July 1, 2019. My brother, who flew down to California last year just to be my "wingman" after I put my beast back together, was diagnosed with bladder cancer and is going "under-the-knife" on Monday (6/17) at M...
by RockportDave
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: This is the most difficult bike I have ever worked on.
Replies: 40
Views: 1785

Re: This is the most difficult bike I have ever worked on.

This is my 5th Goldwing and 3rd 1500 and your right, they are a sometimes a PITA to work on. It pays to plan everything you can do while the plastic is off, and even wait for new parts if other problems arise. I have small a garage to work in with a large shop fan, a Pitbull motorcycle lift, and acq...
by RockportDave
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle parking at work and dog food.
Replies: 12
Views: 422

Re: Motorcycle parking at work and dog food.

tamathumper wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:10 am
What is "at work"? :lol:
That’s a cruel question!
2-3 years on this project then about 3 more years on another and I can ask the same question.
Dave
by RockportDave
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator not charging
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Alternator not charging

I put a new 90 amp on mine and installed a new regulator in the OEM. I plan to keep it for a spare while on longer trips.
Dave
by RockportDave
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle parking at work and dog food.
Replies: 12
Views: 422

Re: Motorcycle parking at work and dog food.

We just started a new project and there are 30-40 motorcycle spots right in the front. The only two I’ve seen so far are me and a well used crotch-rocket. We have about 1/2 mile of well packed unpaved road to travel on to get in and out, so I only ride on days it definitely won’t rain. Washing the m...
by RockportDave
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TT time again!
Replies: 42
Views: 922

Re: TT time again!

Sadanorakman, I see your point of view, but as others have stated, it’s a personal decision the racers make. There are those that say we are crazy for riding 2 wheels in everyday traffic, dodging those who are less than able to control the machines they choose to get on our roads with. I was a victi...
by RockportDave
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator not charging
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Alternator not charging

I finally removed the alternator with much aggravation it was a heck of a time. Can anyone tell me if the dampers are separate pieces or are they all connected together. I pulled 2 of them out and from what I could see the majority of them are joined together but the 2 I inspected appeared to have ...
by RockportDave
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: 12” MadStad on 1999 GL1500
Replies: 18
Views: 1325

Re: 12” MadStad on 1999 GL1500

Rode the bike to work today. 95° and 85% humidity on the way home with plenty of sunshine. It is definitely cooler with the MadStad windshield. I get a lot more wind and with the wind wings I don’t get near the heat from the engine.
Dave
by RockportDave
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 20,000 messages!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 461

Re: 20,000 messages!!!

Congrats on one of the best forums I’ve been on. You have and still do a great job WingAdmin!
Dave
by RockportDave
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: footwear
Replies: 41
Views: 1379

Re: footwear

I wear Bilt Pro Tourer’s I got from Cycle Gear. I have Dr. Scholls inserts and they are comfortable enough to wear anywhere. I sometimes wear them to work in the yard. I covered them with mink oil when I first got them and they don’t leak. They do breathe pretty well and are warm in our light winter...
by RockportDave
Wed May 29, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Thanks
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Thanks

Congratulations!
We put a lot of miles on a 1981 Interstate. Our first Goldwing.
Dave
by RockportDave
Wed May 29, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Longest Ride Yet
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: Longest Ride Yet

John, you’re so right. When they are right, they just keep going and going and going... We have put a lot of miles on 4 other Goldwings and plan to put a lot of miles on this one. Hope to get up your way one day and ride the Talimena Drive again. Haven’t been there in 20 years, but we have rode it 3...
by RockportDave
Wed May 29, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lost my key
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Re: Lost my key

Our local Ace Hardware has blanks that fit Goldwings and I had 2 made for less than $5 apiece. They both work in all locks. One is hidden in the bike and one is put up in the house. I would hate to loose my pretty 50th Anniversary original key, but if I do, I have spares. 48E1EDF3-44EC-4D7F-A919-DC5...
by RockportDave
Mon May 27, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Longest Ride Yet
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Longest Ride Yet

We bought our bike a little over a year ago and today we took the longest ride yet. I finally feel comfortable knowing almost everything is rebuilt, replaced or maintained. Put in about 250 miles. Did a lot of South/South Central Texas riding and saw a lot of Texas history. We left Rockport and drov...
by RockportDave
Sat May 25, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lost my key
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Re: Lost my key

I had to zoom into the ignition section so you can read it. Hope it helps.
Dave


by RockportDave
Fri May 24, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Intermittent Noise
Replies: 9
Views: 496

Re: Intermittent Noise

Took the air shock off today and changed the fluid. The old fluid was light brown and smelled like burnt transmission fluid. It wasn’t real smooth and would slightly get stuck. Filled with Honda fork oil. After new oil, it was smooth. Put a new boot on I got from O’Reilly’s. No more noise.
Dave
by RockportDave
Sat May 18, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Intermittent Noise
Replies: 9
Views: 496

Re: Intermittent Noise

I wish you have ordered the bigger size boot for Valkyries shown below. I had to replace it one year later because it was torn apart again. By the time I realized the bigger boot was a different part number,I had already received this one. With the u-joint the same size as the old one, I’m hoping b...
by RockportDave
Fri May 17, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Intermittent Noise
Replies: 9
Views: 496

Re: Intermittent Noise

Got the driveline back in. New u-joint, boot and fresh Honda Moly Lube. I ordered the parts from Partzilla and the u-joint and boot were exact replacements. 16B0F5B0-780B-4D42-80D4-925BADCB299A.jpeg B668CB32-7361-4E14-A809-6E691C795C96.jpeg The old u-joint was trying to give up the ghost. The bearin...
by RockportDave
Fri May 17, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gearshift
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Re: Gearshift

When I got my new riding boots, I had to “readjust” my foot position to shift. They have thicker reinforcement in the shifter area and now I hang my heel on the peg and roll my foot under the shifter. Got used to it after about 200-300 miles. As Doug pointed out, I would also check the shifter posit...
by RockportDave
Fri May 17, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 GL1500SE
Replies: 12
Views: 460

Re: 2000 GL1500SE

rpotthoff wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 5:49 am
are the left and right camshafts the same?
I need to replace them and only see the right side being sold.
I’m also curious also as to why they need to be changed. Rusted, worn lobe, broken?
Dave